Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Amos Y. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1829 - 1904  (74 years)


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  • Name Amos Y. Shantz 
    Born 31 May 1829  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Name Amos Schantz 
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    O Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6781 
    Died 19 May 1904  [6
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I19626  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Jacob Shantz,   b. 11 Oct 1781, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1867, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Yost,   b. 12 Mar 1784, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1869, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1805  [12
    Family ID F4914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Moyer,   b. 2 Sep 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1914  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 13
    Children 
     1. Moses Shantz,   b. 28 Nov 1852, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1852  (Age 0 years)
     2. Levi M. Shantz,   b. 10 Dec 1853, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1930  (Age 76 years)
     3. Lovina Shantz,   b. 19 Jul 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931  (Age 74 years)
     4. Jacob M. Shantz,   b. 16 Apr 1858, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 81 years)
     5. Abraham Shantz,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Abraham M. Shantz,   b. 29 Sep 1860, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913  (Age 52 years)
     7. Nancy Shantz,   b. 22 Apr 1865, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1945, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Amos M. Shantz,   b. 29 Apr 1865, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1939, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. Malinda Shantz,   b. 4 Jun 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 76 years)
     10. Sarah Shantz,   b. 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F4016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Amos Shantz, "the youngest son of Jacob and Mary (Yost) Shantz, was born May 31st, 1829. On March 2nd, 1852, he was married to Nancy, daughter of Abraham and Barbara (Shantz) Moyer. She was born September 2nd, 1835. Shortly after their marriage they moved on a farm four miles west of New Dundee, where he was engaged in farming until March, 1883, when they moved to Berlin where they still reside. To them were born the following children"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 411.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 103.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 016901-1901.
      Addison Shantz, 23, Occ. Carpenter, b, Maryborough, Res. Berlin, son of Jacob Shantz and Magdalena Cressman married Malinda Shantz, 25, Housekeeper, b. Wilmot, Res. Berlin, daughter of Amos Shantz and Nancy Moyer, Witness(es): Robt Sider of Berlin and Sarah Moyer of Guelph, 16 March 1901 in Berlin.

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-7 Page 13.

    5. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Amos Schantz, aged 23, yeoman of Waterloo married 2 Mar 1852, Greenbush by banns to Nancy Meyer aged 18, of Waterloo

    6. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      In memory of / Amos Shantz / born May 31, 1829 / died May 19, 1904 / his wife / Nancy Moyer / born Sept. 2, 1835 / died Jan. 30, 1914 / Shantz

    7. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 23.

    8. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 1 Page 11.

    9. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 6.

    10. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 6 Page 36.

    11. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    12. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 395.

    13. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 May 1829 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1852 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - O Methodist - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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